I know, I know. Kingsnakes are supposed to be voracious eaters, right? I have what seems to be the only exception for the whole species.
I got my Thayer’s/Variable King back in July and he refuses to eat anything but live. Our other king (a Brooks) took to frozen from the getgo and has not missed a single meal, even when deep in blue.
Our picky Thayeri is still on pinkies, but he won’t take any frozen/thawed even if I brain them or scent them with soiled bedding. It’s also tough for me to get live pinkies consistently every week.
The worst part about it is he won’t even coil when he eats them, he just eats and often times the pinkie isn’t even dead. I can’t keep feeding my snake like this as I’m worried he’ll end up getting seriously injured, but I haven’t had any luck switching him to frozen thawed. I’ve tried braining, scenting them in soiled bedding, and still nothing.
I currently own six snakes and all have converted over to frozen/thawed with little to no problem. Help!